Our Team

Kayla Cunningham

When we think of color we think of Kayla. Specializing in vivid fashion colors, and transformational haircuts, and styles. She loves getting to spend time on big projects, like color transformations, creating a whole new look for her clients. She has been a licensed hairstylist for 5 years and is extremely passionate about providing a safe, supportive, inclusive, judgemental free environment. Kayla also specializes in makeup, creating everything from a soft natural glam to your all out glam looks. She loves getting the chance to really enhance the eyes by creating fun colorful looks. In her free time she enjoys all things spooky or horror related, getting tattoos, going to concerts, hanging out with her kiddo, and trying new food or restaurants.

Jaiden Thomas

Jaiden specializes in dimensional and lived-in blonding and color, total hair transformations, and hand-tied extensions. Jaiden is detail oriented, curating looks that can easily go from work to a night on the town. She continues to expand her career by taking numerous education classes, where she has received additional certifications. She is Habit Hand-Tied Extension certified. Outside of the salon you will find Jaiden trying out new restaurants, and shopping. She likes to stay active by working out. In her down time she loves relaxing with her cats and new baby girl.

Jess Jensen

Jess loves creating blondes, lived-in looks and dimensional brunettes. Habit Hidden Extension certified. Enhancing natural features & natural hair color. Creating low maintenance styles for guests that fit into their routine and everyday life. She loves getting to make people feel confident and beautiful. Jess is a huge animal lover and will stop for any animal she sees. She has two pets at home, Ziggy her dog and Tyler her cat. Jess loves being outdoors and traveling, going to concerts or shows, and also, just relaxing at home with a good book.

Anastasia Mikels

Anastasia graduated from the University of Iowa where she received a BA in psychology. She has had years of experience working with mental health and substance abuse disorders. After realizing that we can promote healing of the mind through bodywork, Anastasia became an LMT. Her massages can be customized into swedish, deep tissue, focused or all over relaxing modalities. Outside of work you can find her hiking, at concerts, playing her switch or making crafts.

Angela Renner

Angela is a blonding specialist, and wedding hair specialist. She has a passion for transforming hair, bringing her creativity and skill to every client’s hair, while maintaining the integrity of the hair's health. Also specializing in hand-tied extensions, she crafts seamless looks that enhance natural beauty. From the classic styles to trendy cuts, her expertise ensures each client leaves with a stunning and personalized hairstyle. Angela is also the wedding coordinator for The Copper Pin, as well as a wedding hair specialist. Outside of work you'll find Angela working in her yard, baking some yummy treats, reading or working on some crafts. She also loves getting together with her friends and going out to festivals.

Alyssa Carstens

Alyssa specializes in blonding, creative colors, and haircutting. She loves working on large projects, transforming the hair completely. Alyssa has been a hairdresser for 10 years

Kelli Lambert

Kelli specializes in blonde, color corrections, and bridal hair and makeup services. She comes from the small town of Bennington NE. Her love of the industry comes from growing up watching her mother do hair in the salon, following in her mothers footsteps she graduated from Capitol School of Cosmetology in 2006, at the top of her class. She is a certified stylist for Hot Head Hair Extensions, Keratin Blowout Treatments, and Lanza Color. She has been involved in Omaha Fashion Week since 2010, and has been apart of many editorial photo shoots in Omaha and around the mid-west. When she is not in the salon, she is at the volleyball courts or playing with her adorable dogs Sheldon and Zoey.

April Heller

April specializes in blondes, creative colors, and haircuts. She loves cutting asymmetrical and edgy cuts for her clients. April graduated from Xenon International Academy at the top of her class with her cosmetology degree in 2010. She studied in NYC at the TiGi Academy for advanced color and cutting in 2011. April worked at Omaha Fashion Week for 6 years, Kansas City Fashion Week,and has worked with editorials, music videos, publications. She has also provided backstage hair for traveling musicians. When she's not at work, you can catch her at local shows, riding her Harley, camping, watching Chiefs football games, or she's off traveling the world.

Erin Prosser

Erin specializes in big hair projects (going from very dark to very light etc), natural looking balayages, bright blondes, gray blending, shag and textured haircuts, and also gives a mean blowout. Erin graduated from Xenon in 2013 at the top of her class. She has worked in the Old Market her whole career and loves meeting and talking with all walks of life. She prefers not to use online booking but if you’re interested in booking with her, please call the salon or text her to set something up. When she’s not working she’s traveling, at the cabin, loving on her dog, and dancing to live music. You can find her original paintings in the Old Market Artist Gallery.

Jacie Paulsen

Jacie specializes in lived-in blonding and clipper haircuts. She loves to refresh clients' everyday look and bring out the confidence in her clients. Jacie graduated from Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics with her cosmetology degree in 2018. While also sharing her time here at The Copper Pin, she also owns a salon in Oakland, IA and works behind the chair there as well. When she's not at work, you can find her at home with her children and dogs, watching all things spooky and true crime with some wine.

Kelsey Poulsen

Kelsey is one of The Copper Pin Owner's and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2011. She is certified in DeepFeet Ashiatsu Bar Therapy, and is working to become a certified Ashiatsu Instructor! Kelsey also likes to create a blend of some myofascial release, sports, and stretching techniques to provide a massage that is both relaxing yet effective. When not at the salon, you can probably catch her at a concert or at home with her husband, twin daughters, and two cats! As one of the owners, alongside Sarah, Kelsey is happy to call The Copper Pin her second home.